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Ind. Federal Jury Declines to Award Punitive Damages in Bellwether Cook IVC Case

INDIANAPOLIS — An Indiana federal jury has declined to award punitive damages to the plaintiff in a bellwether Cook Medical IVC filter case after awarding her $3 million in compensatory damages on her defective design claims.

The Feb. 5 verdict was handed down in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana following a trial that began on Jan. 14, with Judge Richard Young presiding.

At the conclusion of the punitive damages phase of the trial, the jury answered “no” to the question of whether plaintiff Tonya Brand proved by clear and convincing evidence that punitive damages ...

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